It’s no secret that Fulham is a highly desirable area to live in, affording close enough proximity to central London to benefit from the buzz of the capital, whilst maintaining enough distance to enjoy a bit more breathing space and a beautiful setting. We all know the name, but what does Fulham really have to offer its residents?
Part of the appeal is owing to the pockets of community that make up the area, one of which we’ve just moved into; Fulham Bishops Park. We investigate further just what this slice of Fulham has to offer with help from our new Fulham Bishops Park sales manager, Rebecca Boon.
Location, location, location!
The District line runs through the centre of Fulham with three stops ensuring that Fulham’s residents are always within easy reach of a Tube station. For Bishops Park locals, it’s only a 15-minute journey to London Victoria or an 18-minute journey to Paddington from Parsons Green Underground Station, and from Putney Bridge Station you only need add another minute on to either journey, providing the perfect position for professionals commuting into the city centre.
Despite being well-connected, this area isn’t lacking in scenery. Bishops Park is a Grade II listed expanse of greenery that runs along the River Thames, while Fulham Palace presents 12 acres of grounds and was once the country home of the Bishops of London up until 1975. A long strip of tennis courts runs between the two, offering the opportunity for either professional lessons or a few friendly games in the warmer months.
Fulham’s hidden gems
It’s easy to see Fulham’s appeal to the cosmopolitan crowd, with a range of organic food stores, art galleries and even the only Michelin starred pub in London - The Harwood Arms. In Fulham Bishops Park there are several hidden gems that will become instant favourites after your first visit.
Drink of Fulham is just a few minutes away from our new office and presents 600 different premium bottled beers alongside fresh curry pastes to get you cooking at home. If you need a bit more inspiration, it also provides beer and food matching sessions every third Thursday of the month. Further down Fulham Park Road, Bloom embodies a bar, a café and a restaurant, all in one stylish setting. It doesn’t fail to impress with a range of dishes and drinks to choose from, from its beautifully prepared brunches in the morning to its range of classic cocktails in the evening.
The Bishops Park Farmers' and Fine Foods Market has provided locally sourced produce to its residents every Sunday for the past two years - and as one of their proud sponsors, we couldn’t be happier about it. With such a variety of tasty treats on offer across its 24 stalls, it offers a remarkably personal feel to such a renowned area.
Now to the numbers…
Our Fulham Bishops Park sales manager, Rebecca, shares her expertise on the property market in the local area:
“Fulham, like all parts of central London, has seen significant price increases in property in recent years, however, it continues to offer great opportunities both for buyers and sellers.
The average price for a flat in SW6 is now over £900,000, but prices can still start from as low as £270,000 for a studio flat. The average price for a family house is reaching £1,700,000, however, you can still find four bedroom houses selling at around £1,250,000, like this superb property on Purcell Crescent, which is also complete with a roof terrace (pictured above). Although Victorian and Edwardian terrace houses account for a large bulk of Fulham’s housing stock over recent years, we have seen increased availability of modern riverside flats and luxury townhouses. Fulham now provides a complete spectrum of property types to satisfy every requirement,” says Rebecca.
Visit our new Fulham Bishops Park branch for a chat with one of our local experts, or browse the selection of properties we have on our books.